Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04.1 upgrade missing built-in section to show and hide desktop icons

Asked by Rick T on 2020-09-30

I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04.1 and I'm missing the "built-in" section to show and hide desktop icons. It just shows the Manually Installed extensions but no built in ones.

I'm missing this section
https://i.imgur.com/I7pBsxW.png

I tried following this link to see if it fixes it but I'm still missing the section
1) This link https://www.maketecheasier.com/hide-desktop-icons-ubuntu/

and this link

2) https://linuxhint.com/installing_gnome_extensions_ubuntu/

Info:

rt@sys76:~$ ls -al ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
total 140
drwxrwxr-x 35 rt rt 4096 Aug 27 23:07 .
drwx------ 4 rt rt 4096 Oct 1 00:58 ..
drwxrwxr-x 4 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 activities-config@nls1729
drwxrwxr-x 3 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 3 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 audio-output-switcher@anduchs
drwxrwxr-x 4 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 4 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Apr 28 2018 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 8 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 5 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 5 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Nov 18 2018 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 4 rt rt 4096 Apr 28 2018 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 6 rt rt 4096 May 7 2018 extend-panel-menu@julio641742
drwxrwxr-x 4 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 8 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Apr 28 2018 guake-indicator@eddygz
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 4 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 4 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 3 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 3 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 6 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Sep 20 2019 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Nov 14 2019 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 5 rt rt 4096 Apr 28 2018 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 3 rt rt 4096 Nov 14 2019 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 4 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 6 rt rt 4096 Jun 12 2018 TaskBar@zpydr
drwxrwxr-x 6 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 3 rt rt 4096 Oct 14 2018 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 3 rt rt 4096 Sep 30 07:43 <email address hidden>
drwxrwxr-x 2 rt rt 4096 Oct 14 2018 <email address hidden>
rt@sys76:~$

rt@sys76:/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions$ ls -l
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 30 15:23 <email address hidden>
rt@sys76:/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions$

It looks like I maybe also missing some default extensions in /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions... how can I add these back.

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 9 18:04 desktop-icons@csoriano
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 May 9 18:04 <email address hidden>
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 May 9 18:04 <email address hidden>

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2020-09-30
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2020-10-06
Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #1

I suggest Filing a Bug Report.

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